Ficus lyrata fiddle-leaf fig,Large leaves house plant 140cm tall with a free planter Basket black and natural
Ficus lyrata leaves are lyrate, meaning that they resemble a lyre.
The leaves are variable in shape, but often with a broad apex and narrow middle, resembling a lyre or fiddle; they are up to 45 cm (18 in) long and 30 cm (12 in) broad, though usually smaller, with a leathery texture, prominent veins and a wavy margin.
An on-trend houseplant and living sculpture. Dubbed the “it” plant of the design world by the New York Times, the revered Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree won’t grow edible figs but will offer volume and full, lush leaves.
You may have seen this member of the Ficus family on Pinterest. It’s well-known for its dramatic, oval-shaped leaves, which can grow up to 15 inches long and 10 inches wide. And its leaves are its namesake: violin or fiddle-shaped foliage set the Fiddle-Leaf apart.
Plus, it’s a superior container plant. Whether you grow your Fiddle-Leaf Fig indoors or out, it’s easy to maintain. In fact, it’s so prolific as a potted plant, you’ll see it gracing the pages of upscale interior design magazines. Why? Well, not only is it stunning, but it’s also strong. Disease and pest resistance are the name of the game when it comes to this mighty plant.
So, you won’t have to spray it with chemicals to keep the bugs away. And even if you’re growing your Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree outdoors, it shouldn’t be bothered since deer rarely nibble on this plant.
Because it’s low-maintenance, the Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree doesn’t need a lot of fertilizer. But if you’d like to bolster its growth, give it some water-soluble fertilizer once or twice a month during watering. Keep in mind that the Fiddle-Leaf’s broad leaves will collect dust over time, which clogs the leaves’ pores. To clean your plant, simply mist the leaves and use a soft cloth to remove any accumulated dust.
Because of its native conditions, the Fiddle-Leaf Fig thrives in humidity. It doesn’t need a steamy environment to grow, however; using a humidifier in dry weather helps keep your plant happy and healthy. Also, make sure to keep your Fiddle-Leaf Fig away from heating vents or cooling vents, which dry the leaves.
The Top Houseplant for 2018
- A one-of-a-kind pick amongst houseplants, the Fiddle-Leaf Fig is known for its dramatic leaves and hassle-free care. It’s described as a living sculpture with disease and pest resistance, so it’s effortlessly elegant. Dubbed the “it” plant of the design world, this member of the Ficus family does not grow edible figs but is fast-growing, able to reach a mature indoor height of 6 to 10 feet.
- Easy to grow and hassle-free! These are low-maintenance house plants. Give them an occasional drink and they'll continue to do it's job
- Looks great in any setting... put it in the corner of your living room, pot a couple up near your front door, or even have them on your patio!
As an Indoor Plant
When it’s planted in a container indoors, it typically reaches a height of around 6 feet. Because of its luxuriant silhouette and vase-like shape, it fills bare wall space effortlessly and with architectural flair. Ordering our Fiddle-Leaf Fig means adding instant elegance to your décor scheme.
But don’t take our word for it – flip through a few décor magazines or browse your favourite idea boards online. You’re sure to see this trend-savvy plant.
The Fiddle-Leaf Fig is an evergreen perennial in growing zone 10, where it does not freeze. If you live in this zone, you can grow your Fiddle-Leaf year-round as a lush landscape staple. But in zone 10 and elsewhere, the Fiddle-Leaf truly excels indoors. It elevates any space in your home, earning its rank as an interior design favourite.
On Patios & Near Entryways
Your Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree is fairly hassle-free, but for best results, choose a good planting location with the correct conditions for the plant. Because the Fiddle-Leaf Fig can tolerate some shade, it’s ideal for potting indoors. So, whether you grow it inside or outdoors, partial shade is optimal.
However, if it’s placed in a sunny location, morning sun is preferable over afternoon sun. Too much direct sunlight may burn the leaves, especially if your Fiddle-Leaf Fig is too close to glass windows.
Keep the soil of your Fiddle-Leaf moist but not oversaturated, as it does not like soggy roots. If the soil’s surface is dry, check the soil a few inches down. If the soil is still dry at that depth, it’s time to water your Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree. If you plant your Fiddle-Leaf outside, make sure your soil is loose and doesn’t hold water after rain. For container planting, use a loose potting mix that’s formulated pots, and empty drainage dishes after excess water drains from the pot.
What is a Fiddle Leaf Fig?
What is a Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree?
A member of the Ficus family, the Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree’s namesake is taken directly from its foliage: large, violin-shaped leaves bolster this plant’s silhouette. It’s native to African rainforests and boasts an exotic, unique look that makes it stand alone.
And though you won’t see the full spectrum of rich growth when your Fiddle-Leaf first arrives, we’ve already given the tree a great start at our nursery. Simply follow a few simple care tips and keep an eye on its growth; your Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree will spring up in no time, especially since it’s fast growing. The Fiddle-Leaf’s size upon arrival can vary, but with a mature indoor height and width of 6 to 10 feet and 2 to 3 feet, respectively, you’re sure to be impressed. Plus, we ship our trees in boxes specially designed for their survival in transit.
Here's What You'll Get
- A large healthy fiddle plant 140cm height 30cm wide pot
- A free modern planter basket shape with stitched liner to keep it clean
- A free delivery of a large item (value at 14.99)
Insider’s Growing Tip: Your Fiddle-Leaf is not an edible fig species, but you may see small fruits on your plant. You’re more likely to notice the fruits if your plant outdoors rather than indoors, though the fruits are harmless either way.
*Note: All Ficus species, including Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree, produce milky-white sap that contains latex. When you prune the branches or twigs, you’ll see or come into contact with the sap. If you have a latex allergy, make sure that you wear gardening gloves to protect your skin.
Insider’s Growing Tip: Cluster multiple plants together to increase humidity. Plant groupings also maximize their design impact, whether you’re growing them indoors or out.
Also, avoid excessive movement or repotting. Once you find your Fiddle-Leaf’s optimal spot, leave it and let it settle in. If it is moved, it may drop some of its leaves but don’t be alarmed - Ficus plants tend to react this way to new environments. It will regrow any dropped leaves quickly.